In Islamic Paradise, the blessed will enjoy the company of “immortal youths, whom, when thou seest, thou wouldst take for scattered pearls” (Qur’an 76:19). But anticipating the moment by placing pictures of “handsome boys” on one’s cellphone is forbidden. And those Qur’an ring tones are right out also.
“‘Shiny phones, handsome boys’ out, Taliban warn Afghans,” by Sher Ahmad for Reuters, August 3 (thanks to Maxwell):
GHAZNI, Afghanistan (Reuters) – The Taliban have warned Afghans that possessing pictures of “unrelated women and handsome boys” was against Islamic law and owning “shiny new phones” runs contrary to their religious dignity.
The Taliban have been posting “night letters” in the volatile southeastern province of Ghazni, reminding Afghans of their religious obligations and reiterating warnings that they will attempt to disrupt crucial presidential elections on Aug. 20.
In a restatement of the Taliban’s austere interpretation of Islam, one letter warned people, especially the young, against using hi-tech gadgets such as cell phones with photography and video functions.
“People with camera cellphones must not have pictures of unrelated women and handsome boys in their phones, which is against Islamic sharia,” reads one letter, obtained by Reuters on Monday. Sharia is Islamic religious law.
“People should think of their Afghan dignity rather than buying shiny phones,” it said.
Mobile telephones also should not have “immoral video clips”, ring tones with verses of the Koran, or derogatory messages against individuals or tribes. It regarded such offences as “a serious crime” that would be punished severely, the letter said….